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CSI on the Deep Reef
Students read about, discuss, and research chemotrophic organisms. In this chemosynthesis lesson, students discuss the differences between photosynthesis and chemosynthesis. They learn that chemosynthesis includes a variety of chemical reactions and they research some of the organisms that conduct chemosynthesis.
Food Web Mystery
Students define marine food webs. In this marine food web lesson, students explain why food is scarce in deep-ocean environments. They discuss how Orange Roughy are able to obtain sufficient food in a deep-ocean environment.
Architects of the Coral Reef
Students discuss reproduction in Cnidaria. in this coral reef lesson plan, students describe five characteristics of Cnidaria and compare and contrast the four classes. They describe the reproduction strategies they use.
Students explain bioluminescence. In this life science lesson, students discuss bioluminescence and conjure examples of organisms that carry this trait and how it is useful in their environment.
2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored
Students compare and contrast submarine volcanoes at convergent and divergent plate boundaries, infer kinds of living organisms that may be found around hydrothermal vents, and describe ways in which scientists may prepare to explore unknown areas.
Cruising the Mantle
Students explore the plate boundaries of the earth. Through the use of video, internet and hands-on activities, students examine the types of plate boundaries. They create a model to illustrate the movement and interaction of the plates. Cross-curricular activities available.
High schoolers explain the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this oxygen isotope lesson plan, students interpret data and make inferences about climate changes in the geologic past.
Students work in groups to design, build, and test a submersible prototype. In this engineering lesson, students learn about the importance and design of submersible vessels and apply their knowledge by building one of their own. They spend a month on the project and demonstrate their finished product in a large aquarium or pool.
Too Hot? Gotta Vent!
Students study deep sea exploration and underwater geology, specifically hydrothermal sea vents. They create digital video projects of their own to demonstrate their knowledge, illustrating the discoveries of the explorers of the ocean's abyss.
Under Pressure: How Deep Can They Dive?
Learners explore geography by conducting an in-class experiment. In this deep sea exploration lesson, students identify the different zones of the ocean and utilize water bottles, masking tape and scissors to conduct a water pressure experiment in class which simulates deep sea diving. Learners define a list of oceanography vocabulary terms in class.
Students differentiate chemiluminescence from bioluminescence. In this biology lesson, students explain how fireflies and other animals emit light. They discuss the applications of engineered bioluminescence.
After I Read Strategy Sheet
After readers finish the story Deep-Sea Monster, they utilize this two-page worksheet to write short-answer responses to questions about the story. The questions posed require critical thinking, not simply recalling details from the story. A good resource to use if you're reading this particular book with your class.
Survivors on the Ocean Ridge
High schoolers discover the uniqueness of deep sea hydrothermal vent organisms through an exploration of the NOAA Galapagos Rift Expedition. They study the genetics and evolution of a shrimp species that lives near the vents then they design another species of shrimp that could survive in a different portion of the rift.
What's So Special?
Learners study the biology and morphology of Lophelia corals. In this investigative lesson students explain how the coral contributes to communities, and create a poster.
Feeding in the Flow
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a tremendous library of ocean-themed lessons that can be used in a variety of science settings. "Feeding in the Flow" is one of those activities; Its focus is on the 2006 Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens Expedition and the morphology of coral reefs. Your class examines related data on water flow and plankton capture by three different coral species. They graph the data and discuss what changes may impact results.
Feeding in the Flow
Students analyze and discuss how water currents affect the food captured by particle feeders. Students brainstorm other environmental factors that might affect the growth of corals.
Living in Extreme Environments
Students examine the characteristics of the ocean floor and the importance of of extreme environments. In this investigative lesson students use four methods to sample populations, gather, record and analyze data from a scientific investigation.
Entering The Twilight Zone
In this lesson sixth grade students get into groups and research a given ocean habitat. The major features of cold-seep communities are the objective but plenty information is given about other habitats which could be assigned to multiple groups in your classroom.
Let's Go to the Video Tape!
Pupils examine biological diversity and see how it relates to the concepts of variety and relative abundance. In this investigative instructional activity students view a video on biodiversity and complete an activity.
Let's Hit the Slopes!
Students study benthic communities in the Gulf of Mexico and explain their roles. For this investigative lesson students participate in a group activity and study how to calculate and index of biological communities.